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MarksNelson Takes Bold, Innovative Step of Adding Technology Company Blue Ocean Consulting

MarksNelson Takes Bold, Innovative Step of Adding Technology Company Blue Ocean Consulting

As MarksNelson enters its 50th year, the nation’s 17th fastest-growing accounting firm expands again

PR Newswire

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As MarksNelson enters its 50th year, the nation’s 17th fastest-growing accounting firm is taking the bold, innovative step of adding technology company Blue Ocean Consulting (BOC). Breaking new ground by combining an accounting firm with a technology company, the addition of BOC’s services is expected to help MarksNelson’s clients craft technology solutions to solve problems and drive growth.

Although its 22 staff members have become MarksNelson employees, Blue Ocean Consulting will retain its name until it moves into MarksNelson’s Kansas City, MO, offices in summer 2018. Currently housed in Lenexa, KS, BOC is known for leveraging technology and software development to make businesses smarter, leaner, faster and more profitable.

“Technology is transforming the way accounting firms do business,” says MarksNelson Managing Partner Mark Radetic. “Bringing two known brands in our respective fields together gives us the tools to better serve our clients by providing more comprehensive, innovative offerings. The merger of accounting and technology in one firm gives us the ability to lead the way into the future and meet our clients’ broader business needs.”

MarksNelson, which was included on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing accounting firms for the past three years. It also earned a 2017 Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award for Client Service.

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to add services that allow our clients to be more profitable, efficient and productive,” says Radetic. “Technology is driving change in all aspects of business and we recognize the tremendous value we can bring to MarksNelson clients by having technology expertise on staff.”

MarksNelson’s managing partner says that BOC is a particularly good match for his firm because both serve a high volume of clients in the manufacturing, construction and economic development fields as well as small and medium-size enterprises (SME’s).

In addition, the two firms take pride that their employees are forward-thinkers, problem-solvers and visionaries. Both encourage their staffs to be innovative, think differently, and dig deeper to discover untapped potential that will push a business forward.

“MarksNelson is highly rated nationally for their performance among CPA firms and growth. We have experienced a similar trajectory,” says BOC President Scott Carson, who took the helm at the 22-year-old firm in 2015 and oversaw a 35 percent revenue increase that year.

“We share a belief in empowering and developing our employees. By bringing two strong Kansas City brands together, we will provide more opportunities for our employees and better serve both firms’ clients.”

BOC provides digital transformation consulting services and creates custom software and technology solutions for business. Among its services are technology consulting, software development, data analytics, design and UX, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

MarksNelson is Kansas City’s largest locally owned accounting firm with 154 employees prior to acquiring BOC. Currently a $23 million revenue firm, MarksNelson will increase its revenue by 20 percent thanks to the acquisition of BOC.

For additional information about MarksNelson, please visit www.marksnelsoncpa.com.

About MarksNelson LLC

MarksNelson LLC is an accounting and business advisory firm that is committed to working with clients to safeguard and grow their businesses. The firm provides a variety of services including Assurance, Accounting Services and Business Advisory, Business Valuation, Consulting, Cost Segregation, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Location Strategies, Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, International Tax, State and Local Tax and Tax Services,along with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. MarksNelson is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a professional association serving clients who need additional resources on a national or international level. MarksNelson has significant accounting and business advisory experience in the auto dealership, construction, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and real estate sectors. MarksNelson has received national recognition, having been named to the INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) nation’s Top 200 Firms, Accounting Today‘s list of top Midwest Accounting Firms, Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award for Client Satisfaction, Inc.’s 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S., as well as being honored with the Kansas City Business Journal’s Champion of Business for 2017. To Move Forward with MarksNelson, contact us at www.marksnelsoncpa.com.

Media contact:
Lauren Fasbinder
913-685-0700 / 913-269-7777

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